Olivia Jade Finally Responds to College Scandal

Lawrence Kim
December 2, 2019

Olivia Jade Giannulli returned to YouTube on Sunday almost nine months after her parents, actress Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli, were indicted on charges related to the college admissions scandal. Prosecutors say Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, paid $500,000 to have their two daughters designated as crew team recruits to get into the University of Southern California, even though they didn't participate in the sport.

However, if you're hoping to hear her thoughts on her mom Lori Louglin's involvement in "Operation Varsity Blues", the major college cheating scandal that was uncovered earlier this year, you're out of luck.

Lori Loughlin's daughter, Olivia, recently posted her first YouTube video in months as her parents continue facing charges related to the college admissions scandal.

In a video titled "hi again," Jade says the scandal is "something that needs to be addressed" but tells viewers that she's "legally not allowed to speak" about it.

"Lori Loughlin's entitled and stupid daughter broke her silence for the first time since the college admissions scandal", Wendy Williams, 55, said during the "Hot Topics" segment of the December 2 Wendy Williams Show. Olivia expressed how much she misses posting to the video platform and said, "I want to move on with my life".

Loughlin and Giannulli pleaded not guilty in April to charges of conspiracy to commit fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. So far, six other parents in the case have also pleaded not guilty. Loughlin and Giannulli were among 11 parents hit with new charges by a federal grand jury in an indictment returned on October 22 that said the parents "conspired to commit federal program bribery by bribing employees of the University of Southern California (USC) to facilitate their children's admission", according to the Department of Justice.

The additional bribery charge carries up to five years in prison.

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